2022 Virginia Community-Based Gun Violence Intervention (CBGVI) Grant Solicitation

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is now accepting applications for the Virginia Community-Based Gun Violence Intervention (CBGVI) Grant. The primary purpose of this initiative is to support the implementation of strategies that will result in reducing gun violence and gang activity in Virginia communities. This is a competitive, two-phase solicitation open to Virginia localities and non-profit organizations that demonstrate in their application collaboration with key stakeholders and a commitment to the implementation of promising practices that have been shown to be effective in reducing gun violence.

This announcement provides guidance to aid applicants in determining eligibility, developing a program narrative, developing the itemized budget and budget narrative, and completing other related forms. Using the guidance presented in this document, applicants should be able to efficiently and effectively prepare complete applications in the On-line Grant Management System (OGMS).

Under this solicitation, eligible applicants include:

  • Local government agencies (law enforcement, criminal justice, and human services agencies).
  • Non-profit organizations providing human services and/or criminal justice services.        

DCJS encourages local government agencies to partner with community organizations that are well position to support local gun violence reduction efforts. Effective partnerships between law enforcement and community stakeholders are essential to public safety, it is important that government agencies, community groups and non-profits all embrace public safety as a shared responsibility.

Important Dates:

All applicants must select Start New Application in OGMS by selecting Community-Based Gun Violence Intervention Grant FY22–24 in the Funding Opportunities tab.

Concept Papers are to be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 11, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Early submissions are appreciated. The Concept Paper is a preliminary screening tool that DCJS uses to evaluate the applicant’s proposal.

Full Application Deadline

Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Full applications for invited organizations must be submitted in the DCJS Online Grants Management System (OGMS) no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 29, 2022.

To aid applicants in their grant application preparation, DCJS will be facilitating a webinar training on the following dates:

February 15, 2022 at 1:00pm. (Non-government Agencies)

Webinar registration: CBGVI Solicitation Guidelines Webinar

February 17, 2022 at 1:00pm (Local Government Agencies)

Webinar registration: CBGVI Solicitation Guidelines Webinar II

Additional programmatic and grant-related technical assistance will be made available to applicants invited to submit a full application.


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